Film Clips / July 22-28

July 21, 2016 GMT

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (PG-13): Two former high school classmates — one, a trim and fit CIA agent who was bullied in school for being overweight; the other, a fast-talking accountant who misses his high school glory days as an athlete — run into each other at a reunion and team up to help save the United States’ compromised spy satellite system. This buddy action-comedy doesn’t pack many big laughs, but it is likely to keep a smile on your face for the duration. A satisfyingly sweet summer distraction that should only improve with time and repeat viewings. With Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — June 18). 1 hour 54 minutes. BM

FINDING DORY (PG): With a little help from her friends, Dory, a blue tang fish with short term memory loss, sets off in search of her parents, from whom she was separated as a child. The most ready made of parent-kid bonding. With the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ed O’Neill, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Idris Elba, Dominic West. (Coyle, The Associated Press — June 17). 1 hour 37 minutes. BM / NAM

GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13): A paranormal expert, a physicist, an engineer and a New Yorker subway worker team up to do battle with the swarm of mischievous ghouls who have descended on the Big Apple in this spirited reboot of Ivan Reitman’s beloved, offbeat 1984 original. Director Paul Feig’s film may be a feminist milestone, but it’s also simply a breezy good time. With Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver. (Coyle, Associated Press — July 18). 1 hour 57 minutes. BC / BM / CT / NAM / TC

hunt for the wilderpeople (pg-13): A heavyweight foster kid from the city and his new reluctant foster father, who lives in the New Zealand countryside, trigger a national manhunt when try to evade child services and be taking opff into the New Zealand wilderness. With Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rachel House, Rima Te Wiata, Rhys Darby. 1 hour 41 minutes. IC

ICE AGE — COLLISiON COURSE (PG): With the Ice Age world threatened by a series of comic events accidentally set in motion by Scat’s continuing pursuit of the elusive acorn, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the herd set off on a quest in search of a new home. 1 hour 40 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

LIGHTS OUT (PG-13): A supernatural entity torments a young woman, her little brother and their mother. With Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello. 1 hour 21 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (R): x Hard partying brothers go online to find dates for a sister’s wedding in Hawaii. With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root. 1 hour 38 minutes. BM / NAM

STAR TREK BEYOND (PG-13): A surprise attack launched by a lizard-like dictator who sucks the life out of his enemies forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a hostile planet where Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew must survive against an alien race while trying to find a way off the planet. With Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Idris Elba. 2 hours 2 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

THE BFG (PG): An orphan is captured by a giant — the Big Friendly Giant, it turns out — and taken to a land crawling with much larger giants who like the taste of human beings. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved 1982 book is not just some pleasant romp into the world of giants. It’s an honest-to-goodness, gut punch of a journey, crackling with heart, uncertainty, and overflowing with all-out wonder. With Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — July 2). 1 hour 57 minutes. BM / NAM

THE INFILTRATOR (R): A federal agent in 1986 goes underground, posing as a slick money-laundering businessman, to expose and take down the trafficking network of a dangerous Colombian drug lord. With such an extraordinary story — based on real events — director Brad Furman’s film feels very by-the-books. That’s not necessarily a bad thing for those looking for a straightforward crime drama. But passable isn’t enough to stand out in this already overcrowded genre. With Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt. (Bahr, The Associated Press — July 19). 2 hours 20 minutes. BC / TC

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (PG-13): Ten years after his discovery in Africa, Tarzan — known now as John Clayton III — and his wife, Jane, have settled into a civilized life in England. They are lured back to the Congo, unwitting targets of a kidnapping and diamonds scheme engineered by King Leopold II of Belgium and executed by his envoy, Capt. Leon Rom. Tarzan’s relevance has drifted over time. This film’s main suspense is watching it twist and contort a century-old property into something meaningful. With Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L, Jackson, Christoph Waitz. (Coyle, The Associated Press — July 4). 1 hour 42 minutes. BM / NAM

THE PURGE — ELECTION YEAR (R): U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Charie Roan has made purge abolition her life’s cause after having survived the slaughter of her family years earlier. Now, as the annual purge is about to begin, Roan and her security chief are caught on the streets of Washington, D.C. as they try to hook up with a band of purge dissidents. This third chapter in the “Purge” series meanders from horror movie images and effects into the kind of straightforward action that shares DNA with westerns and platoon pictures of old. With Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo, Mykelti Washington, Joseph Julian Sora, Betty Gabriel. (Scott, New York Times — July 5). 1 hour 43 minutes. NAM

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG): The inside scoop on the daily lives our pets lead when we aren’t there. With the voices of Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper. 1 hour 30 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC


The theaters at which the movies listed in Film Clips are playing are:

BC: Beacon Cinema (Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Lanesborough)

CT: Crandell Theatre (Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8

TC: Triplex Cinema (Great Barrington)